U.S.: Zika poses even greater risk for birth defects than was previously known, CDC reports

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Zika poses even greater risk for birth defects than was previously known, CDC reports
By Lena H. Sun
April 4, 2017

About 1 in 10 pregnant women infected with Zika in the United States last year had a baby or fetus with serious birth defects, according to a study released Tuesday that represents the largest and most comprehensive study of Zika’s consequences for pregnant women.

Women infected during the first trimester of pregnancy had an even higher risk of birth defects, about 15 percent, according to the analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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